Google has been fined a record $2.7 billion for a breach of E.U. anti-trust rules.
The search giant was charged with giving “illegal advantages” to another Google product within search results in a case that started more than seven years ago. The case relates specifically to Google Shopping, Google’s increasingly profitable shopping comparison engine.
This fine dwarfs the previous record fine for the abuse of a monopoly, doled out to Intel in 2009.